The Fading Flame

by Putrescine

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Jenn Taiga
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Jenn Taiga A true masterpiece. I don't say nice things about guitar music often, but I truly believe is a game-changer in contemporary death metal. I'm not gonna gush about how phenomenal it is because I don't believe that my words can properly do it justice, so instead I highly recommend that y'all pick it up for yourselves.

Plus, the drumming is top fucking notch. Favorite track: That Mountain.
Melodic Divinity
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Melodic Divinity Refreshing and bewildering death metal with a novel approach. Incredibly strong debut album from this new band. Definitely some of the most forward-thinking modern death metal out there right now. Favorite track: That Mountain.
SalireAlleStelle
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SalireAlleStelle Fast-paced, powerful, and all about Dark Souls 3? I'm obsessed. Truly a gem of a band.
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    Neon Orange and Translucent Deep Purple merge with Neon Yellow splatter vinyl

    Full color jacket, full color insert with lyrics, poly-lined inner bags

    Hand-packed in poly outer bags (no shrinkwrap)

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    Bonus tracks - The One Reborn EP
    11. Child Size Coffins
    12. Homestead
    13. The One Reborn
    14. Inhuman
    15. Entropy

    8 page booklet with all lyrics to The Fading Flame and The One Reborn + extra artwork

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    The Fading Flame cassette has two bonus tracks:

    11. With Blood of TERF and Chaser
    12. Her Stillborn Body

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    Rhodamine Red cassette shell with black ink imprint

    Full color 4-panel j-card

    Bonus tracks:
    11. With Blood of TERF and Chaser
    12. Her Stillborn Body

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1.
Age of Fire 01:17
2.
The Abyss 04:53
Standing at the edge of the abyss Dedicated to its destruction Eternally opposed to its abominations Laying waste to kingdoms to crush the darkness A cruel fate, tainted by the abyss They’ve sworn to destroy The legacy of Artorias Betrayed by the fire Undying, immortal soul Cursed to spend eternity In the catacombs Dying, reviving, slaying one another A soul that will not die The darkness of Carthas Taints the blood of the watchers The abyss swallows all The abyss consumes their soul Their home an acrid, cursed land Their people, twisted abominations Darkwraiths roaming the ruins Of the Keep of The abyss Walker The abyss swallows all
3.
Gluttonous Saint Engorged by his feast Of flesh Saint of the deep Where sink the dregs of humanity Where lurk abhorrent insects Burrowing into flesh Visions of a new era Where flame is cast out The era of deep waters The coming age of deep sea Ascended through gluttony To usher in the era he will devour gods Setting sights on dark moon Dreaming, visions of power Devouring, becoming grotesque The dark moon is consumed The faithful clergy Serving saint of the deep Profaning the tome Dwelling in the tomb Of the Devourer Delighting in the presence Of stagnating souls Slowly, gnawing, mashing Devouring the gods The faithful saint Ever devours
4.
In the profaned capital Where lies the Unfading flame In chasms below Irrythil The profaned flame Sparking ambition Consuming hearts of those that wield it Inspiring lust for violence Upon the throne of the profaned Descendant of ancient conqueror Leader of those once subjugated Their blade and their shield Suffering loss Forsaking the shield Wielding blade With nothing to lose He shall become a lord of cinder To put the profaned flame to rest Flames reigned down upon the capital Scorching human flesh Consuming subjects profaned Disfigured burning corpses litter the dead city Where he sits upon the throne Surrounded by the silence Of all of his failure In his failures he leaves The keys to his death With the subjects left in doubt And his dearest friend A pact of death If his duty he betrayed
5.
The Fading Flame Slayer of the demon prince Imbuing blade with flame A worthy champion But a cursed destiny The last hope of his line The last hope of an heir Worthy of linking the flame Destined to be a lord A cursed path before him Rituals unspeakable Destiny unattainable For the feeble bloodline Cursed with immortality Two souls becoming one To accomplish sacred duty Forsaken by the heir The curse of the flame, The legacy of lords, Let it all fade into nothing Let us remain among the cursed A deteriorated failure Incapable and frail Royalty breeds weakness And the fire fades
6.
Age of Dark 01:01
7.
Chained upon that mountain The mountain that cries The cries that freeze me Freeze to mountain of trauma The world smirks with its whip Lashing at blistered scars Drawing that blood again Reliving that blood again The mist of the mountain Engulfed her fragile self Painted that blood again Stained that blood again (Damaged) Unfold the aperture kiss the stale blade It loves her like no other Make love to the safety that is the pain It loves her like no other At the cliff of the mountain yet again Hugging herself holding in vain Begging herself to stand again Beating her flightless wings she jumps Pounding battered concrete It loves her like no other The world smirks with its whip Lashing at blistered scars Drawing that blood again Reliving that blood again Pounding battered concrete It loves her like no other At the peak of the mountain yet again Triumphant is the relapse to pain Knowing that she'll stand here again Beating her flightless wings she falls
8.
Outsider 04:45
A struggle stripped of it's wings Will never reach liberation Bloodied stumps beating in vain Clipped by liberal consignation Cast out by non-conformity Death to cis-hetero normativity To every petty traitor And every gilded gay You betrayed your kind For a class that killed our kin A struggle stripped of it's class Looses it's teeth to bite back Raise your fists and guns Against capital's inclusion. Standing with solidarity Death to cis-hetero normativity To every petty traitor And every gilded gay We will fight along our kind With a class that will kill your kin.
9.
In gilded palaces Lairs of pure excess Symbols of wealth wither Reclaimed in decay Luxury the lair of vultures The stench of death abounds Vomiting half digested carrion Putrefied flesh covers the ground The reek of Putrescine Like 1000 rotting corpses An omen of your own decay Rotting inside out Your wealth is built upon death Your lifestyle breeds decay Necrophagic Greed The only thing you know Opulent this sepulcher Of your humanity The vultures ghoulish feast of death A reflection of your soul The fetid stench to haunt you Until in the ground you go Consuming greed Litters the land with corpses The fetid stench to haunt you Until I’m the ground you go
10.
Contradictive beast with mitts of gold Has fallen and failed on it's promises told Freedom from and freedom to Was built for the rich and not for you It's easier to imagine The end of the world Than the end of capitalism From the vampire castle To the churning streets A movement can't take hold From lofted towers All figures high and wealthy Will be stripped of power No false morality will save Their heads from slaughter For every Rich man's charity Are thousands in poverty Every figure's public face Hides the weight of suffering Depressive hedonia has seized the working class Hopeless indulgence born from impossibility As our world ends a new is struggling to be born This shifty beast's reign counts for centuries Enclosing all spaces public and common The revolts and struggles to upend it Are all but memories to us A legacy of failures and defeats This shifty beast's paws are slipping It cannot escape the contradiction History guide this hammer and sickle To behead this beast of capital Let no struggle be lost in vain The world is caught in a setting sun.

about

Digital-only version available via the artist here: reek-of-putrescine.bandcamp.com

PUTRESCINE will release their debut full length album via Tridroid Records this coming March. With EPs and singles already under their belts, The Fading Flame sees the death metal trio flex their musical muscles over ten tracks of progressive, pummelling extremity.

Recorded in early 2020, with the band’s own Zac Sanders taking on production duties, the three-piece crafted an abrasive and chaotic communiqué that takes inspiration from the genre’s all-time greats - Carcass, Morbid Angel, At The Gates. With American death metal seeing something of a resurgence in recent years, PUTRESCINE’s latest offering cements them as part of that invigorating revival, thanks in no small part to the songwriting chops of Trevor Van Hook and Marie McAuliffe.

Proudly antifascist and known to wear their hearts on their sleeve, it’s no surprise that the lyrical themes on the album are often deeply personal in nature. Vocalist, Marie, elaborates: “That Mountain is about surviving trauma and was written at a very low point in my life. Outsider is a bitter cry against the well off queers who historically sold out the gay rights movement and killed its radical element. It's a message about class unity being more powerful than liberal concepts of identity.”

Inspiration also comes from other places; the stunning album artwork is an interpretation of Firelink Shrine from Dark Souls, created by Carlos Agraz. The thrones and the creatures on them represent the Lords of Cinder - who are a notable influence on the first tracks on the record.

With hopes to play live as soon as circumstances allow, PUTRESCINE’s live line up has already been fleshed out by the addition of a live drummer and bass player. The Fading Flame looks set to propel PUTRESCINE forward and into the record collections of discerning death metal fans the world over.

The Fading Flame will be released via Tridroid Records on March 26th on LP, CD, and cassette.

The Fading Flame LP will have the full album mastered for vinyl by Katie Gilchrest at Mythology Mastering
The Fading Flame CD will have the full album plus The One Reborn EP as bonus tracks
The Fading Flame cassette will have 2 bonus tracks

credits

released March 26, 2021

Music and Lyrics by Trevor Van Hook and Marie McAuliffe
Produced by Zachary Sandars
Mixed by Shawn McClure
Art by Carlos Agraz-The Art of Asty
Putrescine is
Trevor Van Hook- Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Marie McAuliffe- Vocals and Drum Programming
Zachary Sanders- Bass, Lead Guitars and Synth

Viola on "In a Setting Sun" by Calin Kim

LP mastered by Mythology Mastering

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